The Minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources, Ponatshego Kedikilwe, has been appointed acting Vice President until VP Mompati Merafhe, who is hospitalized in South Africa, gets well.
This has been announced by government spokesperson, Jeff Ramsay, in a press statement released on Monday. According to the statement, President Ian Khama will be flying to South Africa to check on his ailing VP.
In the interim, Kedikilwe shall be acting President in Khama’s absence and acting Vice President when Khama returns from this one day visit.
“The office of the President wishes to inform the nation that His Excellency the President will travel to South Africa…to visit His Honour the Vice President who, as the nation is aware, is hospitalized.”
The Office of the President also discloses that President Khama will get an opportunity to be briefed by doctors about Merafhe’s condition.
“As both the President and the Vice President will be out of the country, His Excellency the President has appointed Minister P.H.K Kedikilwe to be acting President during his absence and upon his return to be acting Vice President until further notice,” the statement reads in part. See Insight